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Beach Hazards Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
914 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

ILZ006-014-INZ001-291015-
/O.EXT.KLOT.BH.S.0009.160729T0214Z-160730T0600Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-
914 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

* LOCATION...NORTHEAST ILLINOIS BEACHES AND NORTHWEST INDIANA
  BEACHES ON NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 TO 5 FEET.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LIFE THREATENING WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES.
PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE... WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
SANDBARS. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND
WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN
SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

EXPOSED BEACHES ARE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT WAVE AND CURRENT IMPACTS. IMPACTS AT BEACHES WITH
PROTECTIVE BREAKWALLS OR JETTIES WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE
ORIENTATION OF STRUCTURES AS WELL AS WIND AND WAVE DIRECTION.

FOR INFORMATION ON SWIM ADVISORIES OR BANS AT CHICAGO BEACHES
VISIT...WWW.CPDBEACHES.COM.

&&

$$

KJB




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
450 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
292200-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
450 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016 /550 PM EDT THU JUL 28 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:
  ELEVATED THUNDERSTORM RISK...WITH AN ASSOCIATED:
    LIMITED THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE RISK...UP TO 60 MPH.
    LIMITED FLOODING RISK.
    LIMITED TORNADO RISK THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

DISCUSSION:

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING.
HEAVY RAIN WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT. HOWEVER...THERE IS A
SMALL CHANCE FOR A WEAK AND BRIEF TORNADO WITH THE STRONGEST
STORMS THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...MAINLY SOUTHWEST OF A
ROCKFORD TO MORRIS TO KANKAKEE LINE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

FRIDAY...
  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM RISK.
  HIGH SWIM RISK.
SATURDAY...
  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM RISK.
  HIGH SWIM RISK.
MONDAY...
  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM RISK.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...
  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM RISK.
  LIMITED EXCESSIVE HEAT RISK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

EAST SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

&&

$$



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